Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Clutch, Etc. Added To 2023 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s edition of the UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 8-11 and it will now feature the following:

June 8: Metallica, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm, Jinjer, Perturbator, A.A. Williams, The Bronx, Caskets, Fearless Vampire Killers, Mammoth WVH, Mimi Barks, Mom Jeans, and Tigress.

June 9: Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Pendulum, Neck Deep, VV, Carpenter Brut, As December Falls, Asking Alexandria, Aviva, The Blackout, Brutus, Crawlers, Elvana, Empire State Bastard, Epica, Fixation, GWAR, Hot Milk, Ingested, Nova Twins, Pup, Pupil Slicer, Smash Into Pieces, Stand Atlantic, Taipei Houston, Undeath, The Warning, and Witch Fever.

June 10: Metallica, Disturbed, Placebo, Alexisonfire, Simple Plan, Clutch, Coheed And Cambria, Ice Nine Kills, Antisaint, Bad Wolves, Bambie Thug, Beauty School Dropout, Blackgold, Bob Vylan, Carcass, Clutch, Dead Sara, Deaf Havana, Enola Gay, Fever 333, Greg Puciato, Kid Bookie, Kid Kapichi, Lake Malice, Monuments, Motionless In White, Municipal Waste, Nothing,Nowhere., Polaris, Spirit Adrift, Stray From The Path, and Three Days Grace.

June 11: Slipknot, Parkway Drive, Ghost, The Distillers, I Prevail, Electric Callboy, Behemoth, Hatebreed, The Amity Affliction, Avatar, Beauty School, Blind Channel, Bloodywood, Cleopatrick, Crashface, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Graphic Nature, Green Lung, Hawxx, The HU, Jazmin Bean, Joey Valence and Brae, Lorna Shore, The Meffs, Mod Sun, Palaye Royale, Set It Off, Sim, Soen, Soul Glo, Taylor Acorn, Terror, and Touché Amoré.

Dinosaur Pile-Up Premiere Video For Cover Of Run-DMC’s “It’s Tricky”

Dinosaur Pile-Up have premiered a new video for their cover of Run-DMC‘s “It’s Tricky.“ You can check that out below:

Matt Bigland commented:

“We basically wanted a chance to make our own Beastie Boys/Busta Rhymes esque video, but for a Run DMC song. So when Amazon Music kindly agreed to put a video into production we were like OK LET’S GOOOO!!

‘It’s Tricky‘ is such a fun song, so we wanted to make sure the video wasn’t taking itself too seriously and that the end result would be a party. We also wanted to include us getting abducted by aliens (because why not), us dressed up AS THE ACTUAL ALIENS ABDUCTING OURSELVES because I’m into that ‘same person playing both roles’ thing, a scene that kind of reminded us of Foo Fighter’s Monkey Wrench video (because it’s cool as hell) and as much 90’s sci fi special effects as we were allowed to include because we were brought up on that sh*t.

I put this to director Ralph Fuller (GrainFreeze) and basically said ‘hey do you wanna have a shit load of fun making a video about aliens’ and he was instantly sold. However – when we turned up to shoot on the day, and we found ourselves stood in a legit movie studio with seemingly countless people running around with 40foot green screens and back drops of the Grand Canyon and sh*t.

I realised that it had all gotten horrendously out of hand, and that our little idea of “let’s make a fun/stupid Beastie Boys music video about us getting abducted by aliens” had turned into a legit Busta Rhymes music video that was actually gonna look really really sick.

I then instinctively ate a chimichanga that was way too hot for me, donned a news anchor suit with the actual universe printed on it, and went on to deliver a performance many critics are describing as ‘kind of ok in a Ted Danson kind of way’. All in all, it was a huge success.”

Slipknot, Halestorm, Bush, Etc. Members Set For “Rock For Relief” Virtual Concert

A special “Rock For Relief” virtual concert will be taking place on Friday (July 3) at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT via The show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Rikki Rachtman and money raised from it will go towards Feeding America‘s Coronavirus Response Fund. Here’s the artists set to perform: Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Filter, Lisa Loeb, BJ Thomas, The Dead Daisies, Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Brian Vodinh (10 Years), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, CoCo Carmel), Joe Grushecky, Bones Owens, Kathy Sledge, Danielia Cotton & Mickey Factz, and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up). Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Melissa Rivers, and Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia) will also be involved in the event.

Starset Postpone North American Tour

Starset have postponed their North American tour with Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Dinosaur Pile-Up, Bones UK, The Word Alive, and Dianna Cowern from “Physics Girl.” The band commented:

“Due to COVID-19, we must ensure the safety of our fans, the crews, the bands, and all involved. Therefore the ‘DIVISIONS 2020 tour’ headline demonstrations are being postponed. Please hold on to your Tickets and VIP Pass upgrades as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates respectively. Thank you for your support of STARSET. Stay healthy and safe. We look forward to demonstrations continuing as soon as it is safe and we are authorized to do so.”

2020 Lunatic Luau Cancelled

The 2020 Lunatic Luau in Virginia Beach, VA has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers issued the below statement:

“We are saddened to announce that FM99 WNOR Lunatic Luau 2020 at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach will no longer be taking place this year. Tickets will be automatically refunded at point of purchase as soon as possible. Please allow at least 30 business days for the refund to process. Tickets purchased at the amphitheater box office will be refunded once the box office reopens. Thank you for understanding.”

Starset Announce North American Tour With Clint Lowery, The Word Alive, Etc.

Starset have announced a spring North American tour. Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Dinosaur Pile-Up, Bones UK, The Word Alive, and Dianna Cowern from “Physics Girl” will join the band on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/02 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl (with Dianna Cowern)
05/05 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/06 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/09 Madison, WI – The Sylvee (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/10 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/13 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/15 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre (with Dianna Cowern)
05/16 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall (with Dianna Cowern)
05/18 Kansas City, MO – The Truman (with Dinosaur Pile-Up & Dianna Cowern)
05/19 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom (with Dinosaur Pile-Up & Dianna Cowern)
05/20 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom (with Dianna Cowern)
05/22 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Street Ice House (with Dianna Cowern)
05/23 Austin, TX – Emo’s (with Dianna Cowern)
05/24 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/26 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/27 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/30 Fort Collins, CO – Washinton’s (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/31 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
06/02 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (with Dianna Cowern)
06/03 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (with Dianna Cowern)
06/05 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall (with Dianna Cowern)
06/06 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (with Dianna Cowern)
06/08 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Center (with Dianna Cowern)
06/11 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix (with Dianna Cowern)
06/12 Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona (with Dianna Cowern)
06/13 Hampton, NH – Casino Ballroom (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/14 Huntington, NY – The Paramount (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with The Word Alive)
06/17 Richmond, VA – The National (with The Word Alive)
06/19 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues (with The Word Alive)
06/20 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live (with The Word Alive)
06/21 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor (with The Word Alive)
06/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/24 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/26 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/27 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)

Disturbed, Chevelle, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Set For 2020 BFD Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 BFD festival. The event will take place at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX on May 24 and it will feature the following: Disturbed, Chevelle, The Pretty Reckless, Dirty Honey, Puddle Of Mudd, The HU, Badflower, and Dinosaur Pile-Up.

Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Etc. Set For 2020 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 22-24 and it will feature the following: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Motionless In White, Body Count, Hollywood Undead, HELLYEAH, Badflower, The Hu, Jelly Roll, Bad Wolves, Dirty Honey, All That Remains, Jinjer, Warrant, Brass Against, Bones UK, Knocked Loose, John 5 And The Creatures, Butcher Babies, From Ashes To New, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Diamante, Goodbye June, Bulletboys, Liliac, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Hericane Alice, Travis Bond, Fist Of Rage, Outlaw Devils, 90lb Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumors, and Chaotic Resemblance.

Disturbed, Volbeat, Atreyu, Etc. Set For 2020 Lunatic Luau

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Lunatic Luau. That event will take place at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA on May 1 and it will feature: Disturbed, Volbeat, Atreyu, HELLYEAH, Dirty Honey, Saint Asonia, Clint Lowery, Dinosaur Pile-Up, BRKN Love, Little Ozzy, and The Picture Books.

Metallica, Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2020 Welcome To Rockville Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 8-10 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 8: Metallica, Deftones, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Royal Blood, Ghostemane, Motionless In White, Knocked Loose, Bones UK, City Morgue, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Brutus, Killstation, Brass Against, Ego Kill Talent, and Zero 9:36.

May 9: Disturbed, The Offspring, Staind, Lamb Of God, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, HELLYEAH, Bad Wolves, The Darkness, Power Trip, Jinjer, New Years Day, 3TEETH, BRKN LOVE, Toothgrinder, and Joyous Wolf.

May 10: Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Godsmack, Mastodon, Gojira, Anthrax, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice & Men, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, Fire From The Gods, Counterfeit, Airbourne, Goodbye June, Stitched Up Heart, and Hero The Band.